Son Goku is an unshakable iconic character of the anime universe. His near-invincible reputation is so solid that every time a powerful new character appears, the inevitable question is “Can he defeat Goku?”.
But the truth is that although Goku is very strong, he also has flaws and weaknesses.
Goku’s flaws: Aggressive personality and likes to fight strong enemies
Goku always craves fair battles, so he often gives his enemies an advantage just to make the confrontation more difficult. Such as when he allowed Vegeta and Frieza to escape instead of finishing them off.
Although these decisions were ultimately proven correct, such as Vegeta’s “turn around” and Freeza’s support during the Tournament of Power, by the time Goku made the decision, they seem completely reckless.
In another episode, Goku gave Perfect Cell a magic bean to ensure that he had full strength to fight Gohan. Mr. Monkey just wanted to see how strong Gohan had become, to the point of ignoring the risk of powering up a dangerous villain.
In Dragon Ball Super, Goku also had a move that went underground when he personally fed Moro magic beans.
Although the end result was good, Goku’s cocky actions made many viewers feel angry.
Goku’s inexplicable fear: Needles
It may sound absurd, but the warrior who faced off against the God of Destruction and countless villains is afraid of something quite ordinary, which is needles. A scene after the battle with Frieza in Dragon Ball Z, when Goku is hospitalized and his body is covered in bandages, he panics when he sees a needle.
Goku’s fear of needles officially started in the Namek saga. A scene after the battle in Dragon Ball Z, when Goku is hospitalized and his body is covered in bandages, he panics when he sees a needle. As the doctors prepared to inject medicine into Goku with a syringe, he suddenly screamed in panic. Roshi even joked about needing to train Goku to resist needles.
This fear is also mentioned again in Dragon Ball GT. At that time, Goku’s mind was in panic when imagining Chi Chi holding a needle.